Chakwera’s roast of Nankhumwa during HEQs: Why Malawi opposition needs to step up!

The game of political play and tussle took an interesting twist and fun in Parliament on Thursday when President Lazarus Chakwera stormed the chamber  for  His Excellency’s Question Time (HEQs) style-session from Members of parliament .

Notes taking: President Chakwera and Vice President Saulos Chilima captured in the National Assembly during HEQs-pic by Lisa Kadango, Mana
State President Dr Lazarus Chakwera respond to Questions on Thursday in the Malawi National Assembly-pic by Lisa Kadango (4)
Chakwera: HEQs marked a new direction for the country.

Chakwera’s masterly of speech delivery and articulacy gave him an upper edge in Parliament when he managed, on style, to remain afloat in the sea of confidence, taking on, a bit brilliantly, every question from legislators.

He stood out as a leader in control, confident and well versed in his own plans, calm and collected—a definite of a composed and cunning Head of State.

The climax of it all was when Chakwera took on opposition leader Kondwani Nankhumwa and, of course, outsmarting him both on content and style.

In his classical act of roasting Nankhumwa, Chakwera reminded the opposition leader that, contrary to what he said he [Chakwera] has been in government for three months, he had only been in government for two months.

“It must be shocking that Nankhumwa wants to run this nation yet he can’t even manage to count the months right,” he mocked.

Chakwera further rapped leader of opposition for chiding his government over demands by teachers for Covid-19 risk allowances.

He said Nankhumwa should have done the same three months ago when the then DPP led administration presented a budget that did not have a component to cater for the teachers’ demands.

Apparently down but not out, Nankhumwa—on a lighter note—asked President Chakwera to take it easy after the President singled out Nankhumwa’s response to the Sona.

Yet still, the opposition needs to step up the game in dealing with Chakwera who, as it appears, he is on top of his game both on style and content.

In response to a question from MP for Monkey Bay, Ralph Jooma on how administration would ensure that unscrupulous traders do not profit from the affordable farm inputs programme, the President said his government would ensure that there was no room for duping the ordinary Malawians.

He added that all unscrupulous traders would be dealt with by the law.

Parliament is meeting for the 49th  for  the 2020/ 2021 National Budget.

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Truthwillsetyoufree
Truthwillsetyoufree
8 months ago

If everyone in the services sector (including those dealing with contact with healthy humans) demands risk allowances from a cash strapped government such as ours, where will this stop? What are other countries doing? Reason please not politics! We choose professions and careers. Its not the governments fault we are in the jobs we are in. We must also bear the responsibility to protect ourselves. As parents, do we now demand risk allowances from spouses? we are lucky to even have a job in such a time as this. Lets not bite the hand that feeds us.

Nabetha
Nabetha
8 months ago

kikikikik yasanduka chicken roast!!

Brian Chimveka
Brian Chimveka
8 months ago

I don’t think our opposition will help us anyway, they’re failing to cook serious questions that will lead to developing the country. Why the hell do you come to parliament with personal agenda?

Ngodya zinayi Nokha Alliance
Ngodya zinayi Nokha Alliance
8 months ago

Reading through the ” article ” I have failed to find out exactly how and where Nankhumwa was roasted. What a poor choice of words

Macrco
Macrco
8 months ago

Msaka is the best man to be president basi. Enawo school alibe kwao mkuba cement ndi certificate

Medson
Medson
8 months ago

Nyenkhwe
DPP failed to assist our teachers
So you mr president want to do the same.
Then I don’t see why people voted for Tonse government.
May be Chilima would have done better than this Mr President.

Neserare Noiz
Neserare Noiz
8 months ago

Where you have gone to answer questions and you end up spending your time to respond to a response of your own speech, you are an idiot. Nakhumwa mumunva kuwawa a chakwela

Mbonga Matoga
Mbonga Matoga
8 months ago

Based on the performance of the leader of the opposition in parliament yesterday, I have now started to believe those who have been making allegations that mr Nankhumwa never passed his MSCE exams and that he used his relative MSCE certificate to become an MP. The quality of the comments and questions that Nankhumwa was asking the president in parliament is just unbelievable…….I could not believe it, I think mr Nankhumwa has proved that he does not have a brain worthy a parliamentarian……my advice to him is to start spending his cashgate money on some strategists to do his work… Read more »

Me you
Me you
8 months ago

Nankhumwa asked to find out if the Onse Alliance will be fulfilling the agenda of all the 9 ruling parties. He also wanted to know if leaders of the rest of the parties are party to running of the government.
It’s only after you have direct answers to the above questions that you can decide on what to ask the government.
Andale ambiri amaona patali.

Phwisani
Phwisani
8 months ago

So just because DPP Govt did not provide teachers with Covid 19 risk allowances then MCP Govt can not provide them with risk allowances. Kkkkkk. Kuyankha kwa nwana koti,”poti kwathu sunadye inenso kwanu sindikadya. Malawians don’t want dull president.

msundwe
msundwe
8 months ago
Reply to  Phwisani

you are very very dull. He told your George Nayeja that he should let Tonse Alliance to.deal with risk allowance for the teacher which DPP failed

Jeff K
Jeff K
8 months ago
Reply to  Phwisani

Why Should DPP Acuse Government On Teachers Covid Risk Allowances When It Failed To Do The Same Just Three Months Ago?

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